Upcoming Film courses for 2016

DPD01 – Introduction to Black and White Darkroom

September & October Courses 2016
September course Dates: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
October course Dates: Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

A basic introduction to film development and printing at our custom built film darkroom. You will learn darkroom safety and how to: use equipment and mix chemicals; create photograms; develop and store black and white film; make contact sheets and test prints; use multi-grade filters and basic black and white printing. Read more…

DPD02 – Intermediate Black and White Darkroom

September & October Courses 2016
September course Dates: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
October course Dates: Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

This intensive course affords students the opportunity to develop more advanced techniques utilised in the making of Exhibition Printing. You will learn split-grade printing, which will bring in details into your highlight and shadow areas resulting in a fine art black and white print. Read more…

DPDO3 – Advanced Black and White Darkroom

September 2016 
Course Dates: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th & Thursday 8th

This course is for those who have a good knowledge of the darkroom. You will learn Now to apply the Zone System when developing your film as well as advance split grading printing. Learning to print on fibre based paper and toning. This course will enable students not only to be able to have consistent well exposed negatives but create an archival toned fine art black and white print. Read more…

APDO1 – Introduction to Film Photography using 35mm & 120 Film Cameras

August & October courses 2016 
Course Dates: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st
October Course Dates: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th

This course is a introduction to photographing with film cameras. It is aimed both at beginners and those who want to rediscover manual settings, providing a comprehensive introduction to analogue photography learning or recapping on aperture stops, shutter speeds, exposure, depth of field and composition. Read more…

ADFS01 – From Analogue to Digital: Professional Film Scanning & Digital Printing Techniques


This course is for participants who want to learn professional film scanning and printing techniques. Focusing on flatbed scanners, the course will cover software options, high resolution scanning, colour correction techniques and image profiling options. Using a 16 bit post-production workflow, each participant will set up files to print and output using a professional Epson wide format printer. Read more…

APFD01 – Art of Photography

Next Course 2016, Starting Date September 15th
Course runs over 3 months for 7 Thursday evenings and 4 Saturdays for a full day
Course Dates: Thursday evening dates Sept 15th & 29th, Oct 6th & 13th, Nov 10th & 24th, & Dec 8th. Saturday full day dates Sat 24th, Oct 15th & Nov 5th & 19th

The Art of Photography is a mentorship based course aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work. The course is suitable for people with a good understanding in the basic principals of camera exposure in digital or analogue.

The course provides students with the technical skills, facilities and creative environment to explore and develop their ideas to produce a substantial body of work, be it for an exhibition or portfolio. Throughout the three months, students will enroll in different workshops, chosen from; large format/medium format cameras, film processing/Black and white printing, studio lighting, fill in flash, scanning negatives and digital printing, Post production using lightroom and Photoshop. Read more…

APD03 – Street Photography

September Course 2016
Evening class Thurs 1st, & 8th & Sat 3rd

This course is for all of those who are interested in Street Photography using either digital or film cameras.It is aimed at all those who wish to shoot urban scenes and everyday life on the streets of Dublin. You will learn the secrets and techniques to great street photographs. The course will be held in the studio as well as off site location around dublin. By the experienced and renowned Dublin Based Street Photographer Esther Moliné. Read more…

CDP02 – Photogram Workshop

Course Dates: Aug 11th

This course will present tried and tested techniques for cameraless creative image making. At the same time it is an experimental workshop where students will play and create photograms by using different materials and techniques. Read more…

IPC02 – Intermediate Landscape Photography

Aug course 2016
Friday Evening 26th & Saturday full day 27th

The Intermediate Landscape Photography workshop is designed for those with a good basic knowledge of photography who would like to explore the creative possibilities of landscape. Starting with an overview of the landscape in photography, the class will cover the technical and creative issues that surround working with this genre.

The class will involve a field trip (on foot) to Phoenix Park where we will look at the issues that surround working within nature and time permitting an opportunity to work with the urban landscape in the Dublin 7 area. Participants may work with film or digital cameras (those working with film may be best to use B&W).
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IPC01 – Intermediate Portrait Photography

October Course 2016
Course Dates: Saturday Oct 22nd

This course is suitable for photographers who have an understanding of there camera settings and can shoot on the manual setting, who want to learn and understand portrait Photography. This course will provide you with the skills to take a great portrait through demonstrations and hands on shooting. Students will learn about the challenges and joys of taking a portrait. Investigate different styles of portrait photography from the candid shot to the more formal shoot.
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IPC02 – Advanced Portrait Photography

November Course 2016
Course Dates: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th

This Advanced Class is for those experienced and professional photographers who want to learn portrait photography or just want to enhance their skills.
We as the photographer bring ourselves into every image we take; be it landscape, documentary or portrait. It is what makes an image of the same scene unique to each photographer. In turn the viewer brings in their own visual experience when they view an image.
In a portrait, when a subject is in front of a camera their expression changes continuously, it is us as the photographer to chooses the moment in which we decide to click the shutter and capture that unique essence of the subject. Lighting can create a mood, evoke drama or quietness. It can be soft and hard and it can change the shape of someone’s face, the same with the lens that you use. The relationship of you and the sitter is paramount to the success of every shoot.
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FSD01 – Introduction to Super 8 mm Black & White

Oct Course 2016
Course Dates: Sunday 16th 10.30 -16.30, Thursday 20th Evening 18.30-21.00

This super 8 film course gives you the ideal introduction to the format. You will learn how to operate the Super 8 camera and shoot a roll of film. The next day you will edit it using an editor viewer and learn to cut and splice, then screen your début.Read more…

FSD02 – Intermediate 16mm Black and White

October Course 2016
Course Dates: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd

This 16mm film course provides a hands-on practical guide to shooting, developing, splicing and editing motion films using high quality B&W 16mm film. You will learn how to use 16mm cameras, exposes, shoot on 100ft film. Students will process their positive film and will have a screening on the end of the second day.
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